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My ALK Positive Fundraising Page

Erika Hlavacek

Erika's Life Savers

In recognition of November being lung cancer awareness month, I am raising money for life saving research and need everyones help.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. We found out my lung cancer had a genetic mutation called ALK. They make drugs for ALK that stop it cold. Mine worked for 2 years. The problem is that cancer is smart and finds a way around the drug eventually.

Unfortunately, I just progressed on my first drug called Alectinib. Cancer was growing in my lung and in my brain, so I was forced to move on to the next drug called Lorlatinib. I hope it works for a long, long, time, but unfortunately it is the last drug currently available for ALK patients.

That is why I am asking for your help in funding ALK lung cancer research. ALK POSITIVE, a patient led advocacy group is campaigning to raise $500,000 to fund ALK research specifically for developing what can be the next drug for ALK patients after Lorlatinib. Literally research to keep me alive.

Right now there is amazing research happening all over the world attempting to turn this death sentence into a chronic illness.

Please consider donating to help further this life-giving research.

Your donation will directly go to projects that will help me, and hundreds of thousands of people like me, live longer with cancer.

More Research = More Life

Donate today!

Thank you,
Erika Hlavacek


raised of $25,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. HHuman MG - Laura Rabideau
2. JfJennifer Lister And Family
We love you.
3. TBThomas Baker
I wish you the very best
4. AFAngela M Ferree
Dear Erika, thank you for this opportunity to support the lung cancer research. I'm sending you a hug and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
5. TThe Crafty Ladies St. John XXIII Fort Myers
6. ESEllen Sternweiler
For you and your amazing family...keep fighting my friend!!! I have faith ❤️ Much love, Ellen